14 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- TWO SOLDIERS KILLED AND TWO SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN ACCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- New phase of Steel Curtain begins MNF-I 14 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army soldiers and Marines, Soldiers and Sailors with Regimental Combat Team -2 began a new phase of Operation Al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) today by entering the town of Ubaydi.
- U.S. Says 37 Alleged Insurgents Killed In Western Iraq RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military says its air strikes have killed some 37 alleged insurgents in the latest phase of an operation in western Iraq.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 14 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary report.
- Accident report out on Iraqi Comp Air 7SL AFPN 14 Nov 2005 -- Air Force Special Operations Command ended its investigation into the May 30 crash of an Iraqi air force Comp Air 7SL aircraft in Iraq that killed five Airmen.
- Condi Rice stands up first PRT in Iraq Army News 14 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice made a surprise appearance at the inauguration of the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team.
- Security forces silence enemy mortars in northern Iraq Army News 14 Nov 2005 -- Two insurgent mortar teams were captured near Baqubah and 76 other suspected terrorists were detained in northern Iraq this past week.
- 'Operation National Unity' making difference in Baghdad Army News 14 Nov 2005 -- Operation National Unity, an ongoing mission which began Sept. 29, continues to produce results in rooting out terrorist activity in and around Baghdad, said military officials.
- Insurgent weapons helping arm Iraqi forces Army News 14 Nov 2005 -- Some might ask why the U.S. forces are refurbishing old enemy weapons, and the answer is: the AK-47s are being used to arm the Iraqi Army, police and security forces, putting the insurgents weapons to use against insurgents.
- Defense Department Report, November 14: Iraq Update Washington File 14 Nov 2005 -- IRAQI, COALITION FORCES DEGRADE INSURGENCY / UNITED STATES DID NOT USE PHOSPHORUS WEAPONS
- TR-based Aircraft Continue Support of Operation Steel Curtain Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2005 -- Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 stationed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) continued support of Operation Steel Curtain (OSC) throughout the second week of November, conducting five consecutive days of strikes against terrorist targets in support of coalition troops in Iraq.
- Security forces continue robust operations in northern Iraq MNF-I 14 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom detained 76 suspected terrorists and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq Nov. 9-14.
- Operation Steel Curtain continues MNF-I 14 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and Marines, Soldiers and Sailors with Regimental Combat Team -2 continue Operation al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) in the town of Ubaydi today.
- Terrorists caught with IED materials MNF-I 14 Nov 2005 -- Two men were taken into custody by U.S. troops near Hawija Nov. 12 after they were caught red-handed with IED-making material and $1,000 in U.S. currency.
- AFGHANISTAN: Election results finalised IRIN 14 Nov 2005 -- The results of September's landmark legislative elections in Afghanistan have been finalised, the UN-government Joint Electoral Management Board (JEMB) announced on Saturday in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
- Two Bombs Hit NATO Forces In Kabul RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- Two separate bombings hit NATO-led stabilization forces in Kabul today, RFE/RL's Afghan Service reported.
- Karzai Orders Afghan Ministers To List Accomplishments RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- President Hamid Karzai has ordered Afghan cabinet ministers and other officials to provide the public with a written account of their accomplishments and activities during the past year.
- Car Bombs Target ISAF Vehicles In Afghanistan RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- Taliban fighters killed a German peacekeeper and three Afghans in two suicide car bomb attacks near Kabul today.
- Annan condemns suicide bombings against international forces in Afghanistan UN News Centre 14 Nov 2005 -- Reacting with concern to the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly condemned the suicide bombing attacks carried out against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Communications network impacts intelligence AFPN 14 Nov 2005 -- . The troops on the ground are happy to have the Air Force overhead. And the Airmen assigned to the 497th Intelligence Group here are pleased to be able to help.
- U.S., Indian controllers on scope AFPN 14 Nov 2005 -- Looking at the radar, the four F-16 Fighting Falcons were clearly outnumbered as 12 opposition aircraft closed in to fire their weapons.
- Wargames are serious business AFPN 14 Nov 2005 -- When it comes to weapons selection, squadron Airmen have all the airframes in the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps inventory at their disposal.
- Logistics center keeps Stratotanker 'booming' AFPN 14 Nov 2005 -- The aerial refueling capability of the KC-135 Stratotanker is an essential component of the Air Force's worldwide mission.
- Senate Delays on Nominations Present Challenges to DoD AFPS 14 Nov 2005 -- The Defense Department's top spokesman expressed frustration last week over a slow Senate confirmation process that he said is causing challenges within the department.
- Loose blogs may blow up BCTs Army News 14 Nov 2005 -- This is not your father's war, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker tells troops in a videotaped message emphasizing proper Operations Security procedures and responsible use of the Internet.
- Forward Deployed ARG Arrives in Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2005 -- Ships from the forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit Nov. 13.
- NATO Continues To Expand Earthquake Relief Effort in Pakistan Washington File 14 Nov 2005 -- Racing to beat the approach of winter, NATO teams are using helicopters, wheeled vehicles and foot patrols to scour Pakistan's earthquake-devastated mountains to find and treat hundreds of injured and sick each day, alliance officials say.
- State Department Briefing, November 14 Washington File 14 Nov 2005 -- China, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, Iraq, Liberia, Syria, Middle East, Mexico/Venezuela
- Raytheon's Proven RAPID Solution Supports Team FCA's Mission for the Army Raytheon 14 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company's proven Raytheon Aircraft Parts Inventory and Distribution (RAPID) program will help ensure that its military aircraft offering for the U.S. Army's Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA) is available whenever and wherever commanders need it.
- Boeing's Missile Defense Systems' Sea-Based X-Band Radar Begins Transport Operation through the Straits of Magellan Boeing 14 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today teamed with the Missile Defense Agency to begin the transport operation of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) from the Gulf of Mexico via the Straits of Magellan.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 14 Nov 2005
- Rice Urges Palestinians, Israelis To Fulfill Road Map Obligations Washington File 14 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has pressed Israel to allow greater freedom of movement for the Palestinian people and has emphasized to the Palestinian Authority its obligation to fight terror.
- Rice, Sharon, Blast Iran for Threat to Israel VOA 14 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Sunday renewed her criticism of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying last month that Israel should be "wiped off the map."
- Israeli Troops Kill Senior Hamas Militant VOA 14 Nov 2005 -- Israeli troops have shot and killed a senior commander of the Islamic militant group Hamas. Hamas has vowed to avenge the killing.
- Rice: Israelis, Palestinians, Near Accord on Gaza Checkpoint VOA 14 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas Monday, in an effort to revive peace efforts stalled by violence after Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.
- Police Claim Nalchik Attackers Planned Wider Caucasus War RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- Police officials in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkariya say militants behind last month's attack in the city of Nalchik aimed to spark a wider war throughout the North Caucasus.
- Sudan: top UN envoy visits south to consolidate January's peace accords UN News Centre 14 Nov 2005 -- The senior United Nations envoy in Sudan is in the south of the country for high-level talks with the regional Government of Southern Sudan on the implementation of January's peace agreement, which ended two decades of war between the Sudanese Government and rebels in the area.
- Maoist Rebels Storm Jail in Eastern India VOA 14 Nov 2005 -- Indian authorities have stepped up security in eastern Bihar state after Maoist rebels stormed a jail, killing at least two people
- Russia and Uzbekistan Sign Alliance Agreement VOA 14 Nov 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin strengthened ties with the leader of Uzbekistan in Moscow on Monday just as a controversial trial was ending back in the Central Asian state
- EU Imposes Visa Ban, Arms Embargo On Uzbekistan RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- European Union governments today banned arms sales to Uzbekistan, and imposed a one-year visa ban on 12 top Uzbek officials.
- Uzbekistan: Andijon Defendants Sentenced After Being Convicted RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- Uzbekistan's Supreme Court has passed the verdict in the trial of 15 alleged Islamic extremists accused of leading last May's bloody uprising in the eastern city of Andijon
- Uzbekistan: Andijon Defendants Found Guilty Of Terrorism, To Be Sentenced RFE/RL 14 Nov 2005 -- Uzbekistan's Supreme Court has begun reading its verdict in the trial of 15 alleged Islamic extremists accused of leading last May's bloody uprising in the eastern city of Andijon
- EGYPT: European Parliament reports violations in parliamentary race IRIN 14 Nov 2005 -- Several violations were observed during the first phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the vice president of the European Union Parliament, Edward McMillan-Scott, said.
- Orbital Receives Contract For MEASAT-1R Commercial Communications Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 14 Nov 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that MEASAT Satellite Systems (MSE: MEASAT) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has signed a contract to purchase one geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite from the company. The satellite, which will be based on Orbital’s industry-leading STARTM satellite platform, will be called MEASAT-1R and will be launched into a Malaysian orbital slot at 91.5 degrees East Longitude over Southeast Asia. The launch of the new spacecraft is scheduled for September 2007.
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